rose m lewis
MY GIFT TO YOU COMES WITH LOVE
Since I was a little girl I always loved Christmas I could not wait to see what I would get from Santa Clause! One year when I was a teenager (I am a little older now) I wanted a record player. I must have told my mother a million times that I wanted one for Christmas. I do not know where she bought the stereo and 45rpm records to go with it. She hid the present she was giving me until Christmas came. When Christmas came I got up and ran to the living room. What I saw was a stereo with a big bow and records. I screamed and knew my parents were the best parents ever! All Christmas day and the days after I would put on some records and dance to the music. Yes, I loved that stereo! I used that stereo until it broke.
THE SONGS I LISTEN TOO
I have had a love for music since I was a baby, I loved to dance and learned how dance and song go together. Yes, I loved to sing and dance to the music that was on the radio. I was dancing when I grew into a teenager too! I met my boyfriend and we went to school dances all the time. We were a couple who loved to dance and when we took the dance floor there was no one to top us! Growing up I was taught to like Rock And Roll of the 60s and 70s. Then the 80s came and the songs were very different. I grew to like certain songs and artists as I grew into my 30s. Then I can not say the 90s were any better if you like to listen to certain singers. Then there was the turn of the century and was a different type of music. I loved listing to many different songs when I could. One song artist I came to love is Lady GaGa, she has an incredible voice! Most of her songs I love to listen but one I really loved to listen to is Poker Face. To this day I could not get tired of hearing that song and Lady GaGa!s albums.
THE GIFT'S THAT KEEPS ON GIVING ALL YEAR LONG
The best gift you can give is one from the heart. I have given many gifts on Christmas but I try to give everyone a gift that is made with love. I owned a small shop in Big Lake Alaska and had a lot of gifts that I made. I am a professional tie-dyer and gave them away as gifts to my friend and family. I also am a seamstress and have sewn many unique gifts. One of them is a Head Turbin made out of a towel to put on your head when you wash your hair. This saves on towels you have to wash. I also sewed Christmas aprons and gave them away to my friends for Christmas. These handmade gifts are a lot better than buying a gift from the store. My friends and family like them and enjoy having them than a bought gift. This year each of my friends is getting a Diamond Painting done by me. I am framing the paintings so they can hang them on the wall. I like doing paintings because it is a great thing to do to pass your time.
MAKE CHRISTMAS GREAT BY DOING THESE THINGS!
The Christmas season is approaching soon! I usually go to Black Friday shopping but not this year. COVID19 is stopping me from going, it is safer to do the shopping online. Most stores like Walmart are having Black Friday deals online all November and December. They are trying to minimize the crowds from going to Black Friday shopping. I am a senior and this year I am doing my shopping online. It would be wise to stay home and do your shopping online because of COVID19. While shopping online have a cup of coffee or tea and have a good time shopping. Remember the stores are having Black Friday deals all month long. Many stores do not charge you a shipping fee if you spend a certain amount. Check to see if the store has coupons and apply the coupon code at checkout. Amazon doesn't charge a fee if you spend twenty-five dollars. In Alaska, we have Fred Myers I use their Click List if you spend $35.00 it is free. I pick a time when I can go to pick up my items. I do not have to go into the store the clerk comes out with your order and puts them in your car. Many stores are doing this so make sure you check to see if they have Curb Side Pick UP!
THE BEST ITALIAN/GREEK COOKIES YOU WILL EAT
I have had a love for these cookies and everyone I bake these cookies for loves eating them. I have been baking cookies at an early age when I was in the Four H Club. My mom and my aunt taught me how to bake. I was taught everything about baking at a very early age. My mom is Italian and they teach their children at an early age to bake and cook. It is one of the privileges that I know how to do thanks to my mom. When Christmas comes I bake up a storm with my daughter. We have a great time baking, talking, and eating the cookies. Life could not be better than knowing how to bake cookies and give them as gifts in a nice container. Last year I and my daughter baked these cookies and we had a great time together. We also baked other cookies and gave them to our friends and relatives. We put them in fancy containers and we put a bow around it. Our family and friends were happy to have them as a Christmas gift.
THE REASON WHY I AM SO THANKFUL THIS YEAR
I can think of a lot of reasons one would be thankful for, but mine is a situation I am very grateful and thankful for. Many people are thankful for other things but I am not I am thankful for three things in my life. I am a senior and six years ago I went thru a divorce. I was living in a Mobile Home all paid for but my husband at the time decided to have a home built. We had the home built and moved into the nice Ranch Home. I thought we would have been married for a long time. We were married for twenty-two years when my husband wanted a divorce. So I divorced him and managed to keep a nice home. I was able to get the mortgage into my name because I had good credit. Now I live with my Toy Poodle, and my cat, I have a mortgage to pay every month. I am glad I have the money to pay the mortgage every month.
WHY WORKING OUT IS GREAT FOR ALL
No matter what age you are working out is good for you! Whether you go to the gym or do it in your home it doesn't matter. I am a senior and I like to dance. It does not matter what music I put on the stereo I will dance to it. When I was young I went roller skating and ice-skating. I was happy doing those things and I was getting plenty of exercises. Today I do not do the things that I did when I was a teenager. But my love for music and dance will never leave me. I like all different music, even Opera is great to listen to and work out too. I also like classical music and show tunes. I do not like country music I prefer the oldies but goodies.
THE PAIR THAT PLEASES EVERYONE
I could remember when I had my first cup of coffee. I was about fourteen or fifteen when my mom let me try it. I tried the coffee and I liked it right away! Ever since then I drink coffee with cream and sugar. There was one time in my life I was drinking coffee black with sugar. I drank this kind of coffee for a year. I started having stomach problems, I found out it was because I was not putting cream in the coffee! I went back to putting cream in the coffee when I did my stomach problems went away. I am a senior now and I drink coffee and I love to have it with Pie or Cake. Coffee goes together with these two deserts great! It doesn't matter what kind of Pie or Cake it is coffee goes great with them. I like having coffee in the morning and, I like having it with Pie or Cake. Donuts are great to have with coffee too! It was the way I was brought up, my Dad liked to have Cake or Pie with his morning coffee. To this day that is what I love to have in the morning.